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Temporary Freelance Position Opening for June 2020 Production

Sound Designer/Operator

Dance Connection is seeking an experienced sound technician for our 2020 Production.  Our performing arts school has an emphasis on excellence and love for the art of dance with a large student base of dancers aged 2 to adult, serving dancers throughout both Suffolk and Nassau counties.  We pride ourselves on fostering a sense of teamwork among our staff, operating with a professionally managed office and administrative staff, and offering many opportunities for growth to all of the artists that work for us.

Job Duties: 

  • Setup venue’s house system for use for our show – including patching venue’s 40 channel Allen & Heath GL2800.
  • Setting up and patching handheld microphones, XLR god mic, PCC floor mics, and Q-Lab computer.
  • Setup rental wireless headset system and connect to house wired intercom system.
  • Liaison with venue technical director to route audio through house system to Cafeteria, Lobby, Music Room, and Videographer.
  • Production Management will provide Q-Lab file with sound cues in show order.
  • Balance audio levels for all songs in Q-Lab.
  • Make minor additions/edits to Q-Lab showfile throughout rehearsal process.
  • At start of each day, startup and test sound system, distribute wireless headsets, distribute walkie-talkie radios, and distribute microphones as necessary.
  • During rehearsals and performances, operate sound console mixing audio levels and running playback through Q-Lab.
  • At end of each day, collect headsets, radios, and microphones for charging overnight.
  • At completion of final performance, strike rental sound gear and pack-up ready for return, and restore hound system as we found it.
  • Other duties as assigned by Production Manager.

Requirements: 

  • Ability to perform self-directed work and creative problem solving skills.
  • A kind, polite, respectful, encouraging, and calm manner.
  • Patience, stamina, a sense of humor, and the ability to remain calm.
  • 2-3 years of professional sound experience required.
  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • A B.A. or B.F.A. in Theatre or a Technical Theatre is a plus, but not required.

Availability/Schedule:  Our four recital performances are held at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School on Newbridge Road in Hicksville, NY.   Rehearsals are Monday, June 8th thru Friday, June, 12th from approx. 4:00-10:30PM.  A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available at the end of May.  The four performances are Saturday June 13 at 1:00PM, Saturday June 13 at 7:00PM, Sunday June 14 at 11:00AM and Sunday June 14 at 3:00PM.

Salary:  $850.

Supervisor:  Sound Designer reports to the Production Manager.

Interested applicants:  Please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to joe@lidanceconnection.com.